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Server Application Virtualization Release Notes

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

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Read these Release Notes thoroughly before you install the Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V). These Release Notes contain information that you must have to successfully install Server App-V. This document contains information that is not available in the product documentation. If there is a difference between these Release Notes and other Server App-V documentation, the latest change should be considered authoritative. These Release Notes supersede the content included with this product.

Protect Against Security Vulnerabilities and Viruses

To help protect against security vulnerabilities and viruses, it is important to install the latest available security updates for any new software being installed. For more information, see the Microsoft Security website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=3482.

Providing Feedback

You can provide feedback, make a suggestion, or report an issue with the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Management System in a community forum on the Microsoft Application Virtualization TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122917).

You can also provide your feedback about the documentation directly to the App-V documentation team. Send your documentation feedback to appvdocs@microsoft.com.

Known Issues with Server Application Virtualization

This section provides the most up-to-date information about issues with Server App-V. These issues do not appear in the product documentation and in some cases might contradict existing product documentation. When it is possible, these issues will be addressed in later releases.

When sequencing Team Foundation Server 2010, you receive the following error: - db backup error - file not found

When you sequence Team Foundation Server 2010 and you specify Microsoft SharePoint integration by providing a location of the Windows SharePoint Services installer, a db backup error occurs when you stop monitoring. This occurs because Team Foundation Server 2010 creates the Windows SharePoint Services databases on the remote SQL server. This is an unsupported scenario.

WORKAROUND    During the monitoring phase of sequencing, follow these steps:

  1. Install the Windows SharePoint Services and configure for your environment.

  2. Install Team Foundation Server 2010 and configure it to reference the Windows SharePoint Services installation during the Team Foundation Server 2010 configuration phase.

When you remove a package that contains COM+ components the associated native registration overrides are also removed

After you remove a virtual application package that contains COM+ components, any overrides that were applied by using the native registration after you deployed the virtual application are also removed.

WORKAROUND   After you remove the virtual application package, you must reapply the overrides that were applied by using the native registration.

Changing credentials of an interactive service renders the credentials noninteractive

Interactive windows services (services that can interact with the desktop) can only run as Local System. If your package has an interactive Windows Service, and if you change its credentials from Local System to another user during deployment, the service can no longer interact with the desktop. Therefore, the package might lose some of its functionality.

WORKAROUND   To preserve this functionality, you should not change the credentials of interactive services.

Deleting a deployment configuration item causes the sequencer to quit unexpectedly

Server App-V automatically captures configuration items associated with a virtual application package that can be used during deployment to configure an instance of the deployed application package. After sequencing an application, these configuration items are displayed in the deployment configuration section of the sequencer console. If any of the configuration items are deleted using the sequencer console, the sequencer can crash, causing a loss of the virtual application package that was created.

WORKAROUND   To delete a configuration item, you should first save your package and then manually edit the deploymentconfig.xml document. To remove an item from the file, you should delete the applicable .xml node for the required deployment configuration item.

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